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Was The Decision to Breastfeed Easy or Hard??

Updated on April 25, 2014

Baby Breastfeeding

Medela Pump in Style Review

Was Your Decision to Breastfeed Easy or Hard?

For me the decision was easy, I was 19 when I got pregnant with my first child. I didn't have a ton of money and knew that breastfeeding offered my baby what nature had intended, besides the fact that it didn't cost anything. My mom breastfed my younger sisters, and I was exposed to breastfeeding. When I had my daughter, I remember the doctor's office and hospital both pushed more towards formula. In fact, I got a huge case of free formula.

I chose to breastfeed for the following reasons:

  • Cost
  • Convenient
  • No Prep
  • Healthier for baby
  • Provided appropriate nutrients
  • Provides antibodies
  • Easier to digest
  • Plus other health benefits for me

I am thankful that I breastfed my first child, as I have gone on to feed my other two children. When I had my son in May of last year, I noticed that there is more of a push for mothers to breastfeed. My hospital was very breastfeeding friendly. I didn't want my son to have any formula while in the hopsital; however, I had a c-section and it was a rough start for me. I was producing colostrum but it seemed like my baby couldn't get enough to eat. Therefore, he wasn't sleeping much and I felt as if he was constantly on the boob. And at that point I decided to give him a little bit of formula to hold him over. This helped so that we could all get a little bit of sleep, considering you don't get much to begin with the hospital. It wasn't the end of the world for me to meet his need; however, that is the only formula that my baby has had in 8 months.

Using My Medela Pump In Style to Pump Milk for My Baby While I Am at Work

I returned to work when my son was 2 months old, this was hard but I had to go back in order to provide for my family. I have become quite acquainted with my breast pump. Pumping was a new adventure for me as a mother. With my other two kids, I had a manual breast pump since I stayed at home with them. I invested in a Medela Pump in Style breast pump.

Pumping for me was awkward at first, but it has been a rewarding experience. I have been able to continue feeding my son breast milk while he is at daycare. I was worried at first when I returned to work that I wouldn't be able to produce enough milk. However, I have been able to keep up with his demands and have extra milk handy for emergencies.

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